November, 2018

Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine


Recently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine.

JAMA study finds telemedicine catching on but still relatively rare

Mobi Health News

The study also found that comprehensive parity state mandates and the lack of psychiatrists were factors in telemedicine usage.

Revolutionizing Medicine with Artificial Intelligence

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Claire Whittaker, CEO, Artificially Intelligent Claire. In today’s world, we have access to more data than ever before.


The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

American consumers are now viewing their phones an average of 52 times daily, with 39 percent of consumers believing they use their smartphones too much. In fact, 60 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to smartphone overuse, the highest level of any age group.

New from Tech Tonics: Stephanie Tilenius: Work, Not Worry

Digital Health

An accomplished investment banker who transitioned to become an accomplished executive at leading tech companies including eBay and Google, Stephanie Tilenius has now set her sights on an even more difficult challenge. As CEO of Vida Health she is focused on improving the health of the chronically ill with evidence-based coaching. Along her remarkable journey, […].

The Opportunities And Challenges Of Medical Robots

Duane Boise

The medical field has long been defined by advances that make it easier to save lives every day. Medical robots are one such major advancement in modern medicine. They revolutionize the way that medical procedures are performed by executing tasks with efficiency and without human error.

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Will robots replace doctors?


Among the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life.

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FDA to Divide Cybersecurity Risk Into Two Tiers

Medical Connectivity

Medical devices that contain software, or are software, are subject to the well-known medical device classifications of I, II, III, listed in increasing level of risk and correspondingly increasing degree of FDA scrutiny before marketing.


Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians.

New Client Self-Registration is Now Available


Clocktree is making it easier for your practice to register new telehealth clients! A prospective client can visit your Clocktree practice profile, click “Contact Us” and send you a new client request without first receiving an invitation.

Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT

Mobile Health Matters

Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. As a nurse myself, I want to help fellow clinicians with software that solves problems.

Is your smartphone leading to burnout?


Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations.

Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator receives FDA clearance for cluster headache prevention

Mobi Health News

According to manufacturer Electrocore, it is the first treatment of any kind to receive the indication


What You Really Need to Know about Digital Health

Medical Connectivity

You Won't Find This Information in Publications or Vendor Blogs. Just where does one draw the boundaries around "digital health?". This will be a discussion unlike those you see in publications or hear at trade shows.

More People Using Meditation and Yoga as Medicine, Especially Women

Health Populi

While overall adoption of meditation and yoga in the U.S. substantially grew between 2012 and 2017, many more women than men use these holistic medicine approaches. In 2017, 14.3% of American adults 18 and over did yoga, 14.2% meditated, and 10.3% saw a chiropractor.

3 Healthcare Technology Advances Transforming the Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Kristin Savage writes regularly on the Pick Writers blog and occasionally contributes to other educational platforms. Technology has become an inseparable part of our lives.

What does the 2018 Connected Health Conference tell us about the state of the industry?

The cHealth Blog

These days, there are lots of places you can go to learn about trends in the digital health market.

A smarter EMR will make visits more patient-focused


What do our patients really want from us? When a patient calls up to schedule an appointment, or sends us a message through the patient portal, or calls our front desk staff to leave a message, what is it that they're looking for?

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Open Health launches PatientSphere feature for patients to monetize health data

Mobi Health News

The platform will now let users share health records with pharma companies, health systems and insurers for remuneration.

Spotlight on patient safety

Morning eHealth

VA EHR hearing next Wednesday — Supreme Court passes up net neutrality case

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The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

Health Populi

Diabetes is a family issue, and its prevalence is growing in America. November 14, 2018, is World Diabetes Day , and the International Diabetes Federation reminds us that this condition impacts the whole household — not just the person diagnosed with diabetes. Why the family?

That time of year -- considering technology gifts for older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Warning -- this is not a blog post about what to give to seniors. There are plenty of click-bait websites topping the search list, like Holiday Tech Gift Ideas or the lengthy Amazon tech gift list or even a list described as The 7 Best Tech Gifts to Buy for Seniors -- really?


Diabeloop Artifical Pancreas Closer to Release

Insulin Nation

Diabeloop has made rapid progress since its founding in 2015 and has achieved an important milestone with receipt of CE marking in Europe. This positions this closed-loop system for commercial release in 2019.


Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model


I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, "Beware the Limits of Telemedicine," and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider.

Medtronic acquires AI-powered nutrition platform Nutrino

Mobi Health News

The acquisition will allow Medtronic to integrate Nutrino's predictive glycemic response algorithm into its technology.


California's red-hot test of health information exchange

Morning eHealth

NIST on securing remote monitors — Neural nets as good as sleep doctors

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

How long can people living in the U.S. expect to live? years of age, if you were born in 2017. That’s a decline of 0.1 year from 2016. This decline especially impacted baby boys: their life expectancy fell to 76.1 years, while baby girls’ life expectancy stayed even at 81.1 years.

Startups: Success, Failure and Solving Health System’s Problems

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Some of the biggest problems that investors, entrepreneurs and startup leaders need to solve was the point of a discussion during an opening session of an innovation summit hosted by DreamIt in Tampa in November.

Time for Artificial Intelligence to Meet Healthcare Costs

Healthcare Informatics

AI promises to process large amounts of data and make meaningful conclusions out of them, but one of the main barriers is cost


Pay people for their data – yes, or no?

Society for Participatory Medicine

SPM members Casey Quinlan (yes, yours truly) and Jan Oldenburg were part of a trinity of folks debating the idea of paying people for the data they contribute to the digital economy, in healthcare and in all other sectors.

Samsung demos AI applications for diagnostic imaging devices

Mobi Health News

The assorted software offerings are designed to run on existing ultrasound, digital radiography, CT and MRI hardware


The interoperability 'Golden Spike'

Morning eHealth

Modest Medicare telemedicine increase — Yelp 'beats' CMS at nursing home rating

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

Health Populi

…because it does. Citizens scare politicians,” I heard Governor John Kasich say to Nicole Wallace on her show Deadline: White House yesterday, just hours from today’s U.S. 2018 midterm elections.

Health IT Influencers: Former CIO Craig Richardville, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

If healthcare is to move forward, leaders need to accept that what has been historically built is no longer what’s going to serve consumers, says Craig Richardville.

Leveraging Customer Feedback to Drive Successful HIT Partnerships

Mobile Health Matters

Customer feedback is a critical piece of any commercial relationship, and its impact in health IT can be particularly valuable – but timing is everything. For other industries, customer feedback surveys and Likert scales at the end of a project may be effective means of measuring satisfaction.

Yes, you should share your CGM & Pump data with Tidepool

Insulin Nation

“ Making diabetes data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable ” is the Tidepool mission. . This not-for-profit organization began with a father’s effort to get data from his daughter’s CGM and Pump.


Pear Therapeutics, Novartis announce commercial launch of reSET

Mobi Health News

As the first prescription digital therapeutic approved by the FDA, the treatment will be distributed and supported by a specialist-staffed service center